Authorities have restored power to thousands of residents in New Jersey after a failed substation knocked out electricity to homes throughout Bergen County this morning, officials said.
At one point, more than 60,000 customers were affected by the outage.
PSE&G blamed a failed substation for the outage. The utility said a transformer failed during routine switching at the Ridgefield substation at about 9 a.m.
The failure caused several 230,000-volt transmission lines to trip out, which shut down the Ridgefield and Leonia substations and caused a wide-spread power outage throughout southern Bergen County.
Power had been restored to all customers by 10:15 a.m.